Category Archives: Public Libraries

partners in reading

It’s been thrilling for me to be part of the Changing Results for Young Readers (CR4YR) initiative, a network of educators with a shared goal of improving life chances for children. CR4YR is making a big difference – not only … Continue reading

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librarians on the frontier

This is a guest posting by Dave Obee, author of The Library Book: A History of Service to British Columbia. Every few weeks, it seems, somebody somewhere will come up with a list of professions that are dying, jobs that are disappearing, … Continue reading

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are you in your element?

Bonnie McComb, award-winning teacher-librarian at Parkland Secondary in Sidney, is about to retire. Yet she is just as passionate about her role today, while she’s in the throes of converting her school library into a learning commons environment, as she … Continue reading

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the story matters

This is a guest posting by Dave Obee, author of The Library Book: A History of Service to British Columbia. British Columbia’s first libraries came in several shapes and sizes — although, for the most part, they were minuscule compared … Continue reading

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beyond landmarks

Much is made of the grandeur and significance of many contemporary library buildings. Often stunning, these architectural statements are seen as an inspirational symbol of a city — landmarks that elevate the conversations about the importance of knowledge, the intellect and … Continue reading

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